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No. 15 Georgia Tech women edge UNC 54-53 in ACCs

Georgia Tech head coach MaChelle Joseph, right, argues a call with a referee during the first half of an Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball tournament game against the North Carolina in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 2, 2012. Georgia Tech head coach MaChelle Joseph, right, argues a call with a referee during the first half of an Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball tournament game against the North Carolina in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 2, 2012
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GREENSBORO, N.C.—Tyaunna Marshall scored 21 points and had the go-ahead basket with 1:35 left to help No. 15 Georgia Tech beat North Carolina 54-53 in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals Friday.

Mo Bennett and Metra Walthour each scored 11 for the fourth-seeded Yellow Jackets (23-7), who held on when Brittany Rountree's long 3-pointer for the win bounced off the front of the rim at the horn.

Georgia Tech reached the semifinals for the third straight season and will face ninth-seeded North Carolina State, which upset No. 5 Duke.

She'la White scored 13 points for the fifth-seeded Tar Heels (20-11), who lost twice to Georgia Tech this month by a combined three points. North Carolina rallied from seven down to go up four with about 4 minutes left and set up a back-and-forth finish.

UNC's Chay Shegog hit a jumper for a 53-52 with 2:06 left before Marshall answered on the ensuing possession.

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